Measuring the accuracy of MARSS - An airborne microwave radiometer

Andrew McGrath, Tim Hewison

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An airborne microwave radiometer has been thoroughly characterized by the Met Office, using a thermal vacuum test facility and flight test data. Scan dependence due to mirror reflectivity considerations, as well as calibration target thermometry, target thermal gradients, radiometer noise, and radiometer stability are quantified. A resultant accuracy of approximately 1 K is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2003-2012
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


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